Based County Durham
Department Sporting
Employment Basis Full-time, Permanent
Salary Competitive
Closing Date 12th May 2021
Interview Date May 2021


Job details

Raby Estate is looking to recruit a capable Grouse Beat Keeper in County Durham.

The successful applicant will be responsible for a beat that forms part of Raby Estates’ principal moor. You will be part of the larger keepering team in Teesdale, working under the Head Keeper.

What you’ll be doing

The beat is productive but does include an area with improvement potential and would suit a self-motivated, hardworking, well presented individual.

You will ideally have at least 3 years’ grouse keepering experience as you will need the ability to run your own beat. For the right candidate less experience may be considered. A sound understanding of legislation and stewardship agreements with a drive for conservation is preferred.

You must have your firearms and shotgun certificates, full UK driving licence and your own working dogs. It is also preferable that you are certified for ATV, chainsaw and spraying but training will be provided where needed.

We’re looking for someone with a conscientious attitude, who can show honesty, integrity, enthusiasm and capacity for hard work.

What we’ve got to offer

Its people that make a place, without people, a place is simply an empty shell. At Raby this is certainly true, it’s our people that make Raby special.

We strive to offer our employees an excellent working environment and the tools to perform, enabling them to achieve their goals and be the best they can be.

This is a key role and as such we are offering a competitive package to include accommodation (2 bed property with outbuildings) and work vehicles to the successful candidate.

As well as some of the most iconic locations to work we offer:

  • 33 days holiday
  • Group Pension Scheme, combined 12.5%
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Continuous improvement through staff training and development programmes
  • Discounts at our retail and food outlets
  • Discounts to our holiday cottage and High Force Hotel
  • Free access into our leisure attractions at Raby Castle and High Force
  • Private, behind the scenes tour of Raby Castle
  • Raby Estate social events throughout the year

How to apply

Raby Estates have major development plans across the whole estate in the coming years so it’s a really exciting time to come and work with us. If you would like to be to be part of our journey, we’d love to hear from you. If you feel you have the necessary skills, experience and personality to undertake this role, we’d love to hear from you.

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